I think Haverflan is Swedish for delicious. Just kidding. You could call them Haverflan, IKEA cookies or oatmeal wafers…I just like to call them to my belly!
Our friends John and Sharroll sent a little baggie of these home one day months ago with my mom. I ate the whole bag. Well, I shared two with my daughter, but no one else got any of them. Hey, ya snooze ya loose around here, people.
They are so simple and yet, so delicious. I love them with coffee for breakfast or just a little snack. Or, you know, every time I walk through the kitchen! They have oatmeal in them so that means they are healthy, right? So, eating them for breakfast is like a really healthy thing. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Anyway, enough about healthy…you have to try these cookies.
They seemed so easy that I thought there must be a way for me to make them myself. There are a few recipes on the internet and most are very similar. I found this on Ask.com but didn’t see who wrote it so I couldn’t give them credit for the recipe.
My husband and my cousin Jennifer love these WAY more than the actual IKEA cookies. It is a toss up for me, I like them both!
For an extra treat, put a little square of chocolate in between them and microwave for a couple of seconds. Yummy!
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter (plus more for greasing the pans)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup oatmeal (I used the old fashioned kind)
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
In a medium size bowl, melt the butter and stir in remaining ingredients. Mix until well blended. Make sure you butter the cookie sheet very well so that the cookies don’t stick to it, then dust it with flour. Drop batter by a teaspoon full (this doesn’t seem like much, but they spread out) onto sheet, 3 inches apart. Bake 375 for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Let stand 1 minute and then remove quickly with sharp knife or spatula. Let them cool on a rack.
Only cook one pan at a time so they cook evenly. Since oven temps vary, be sure and monitor the first batch so you don’t burn them.
Makes about 3 dz. cookies.